What are the most important statistical ideas of the past 50 years?

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arXiv
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Publication Year:
2021
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What are the most important statistical ideas of the past 50 years?
Authors:
Aki Vehtari Andrew Gelman
Category:
Mathematics & Statistics

A lot has happened in the past half century! The eight ideas reviewed below represent a categorization based on our experiences and reading of the literature and are not listed in chronological order or in order of importance. They are separate concepts capturing different useful and general developments in statistics. The present review is intended to cover the territory and is influenced not just by our own experiences but also by discussions with others; nonetheless we recognize that any short overview will be incomplete, and we welcome further discussions from other perspectives.